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The Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center

Postdoc position in microbial electrosynthesis

Deadline 7 Feb 23:59 CET

Expected start 1 Apr

  • The Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center Gustav Wieds Vej 10C 8000 Aarhus C

  • Fixed term full-time position 1 Apr 2023 - 31 Mar 2025 ID: 11067


Applications are invited for a postdoc position in the field of microbial electrosynthesis at the Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 2–year position from April 1st, 2023 or as soon as possible. 

Job description

You will be contributing to developing small and medium scale microbial electrosynthesis systems for methane, acetate, and ethanol formation. You will be designing, conducting, and analyzing experiments examining the physiology of electrotrophs in microbial electrosynthesis systems. Further you will conduct systems analysis (proteomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic) studies on key anaerobic microorganisms.

Your profile

We are seeking a microbial physiologist/biochemist with demonstrated experience in anaerobic microbiology and microbial electrochemistry, in particular with microbial electrosynthesis and microbial fuel cells.

Applicants should hold a PhD in microbial science or similar.

Who we are

The Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center (CORC) is a newly established, mission‐oriented center based at Aarhus University. The center’s purpose is to develop novel science for carbon capture and conversions for storage or utilization to replace fossil carbon and fossil fuel‐intensive processes with sustainable, CO2‐based technologies. In the secretariat, we are a small international team of eight people. We support the Center’s ten research groups at Aarhus University and other institutions nationally and internationally. In total, the center encompasses more than 40 researchers. See more on www.corc.au.dk

What we offer

The centre offers:
  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, and international collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10c, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with affiliated institutions.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Mette Kirkegaard metteki@corc.au.dk


Applications must be received no later than February 7th 2023. 

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre - Nat-Tech HR emply.fa.hr@au.dk


Deadline: Tuesday 7 Feb 2023 at 23:59 CET